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The Bewitching Miss Stauffer

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Parent Issue
Day
7
Month
January
Year
1887
Copyright
Public Domain
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"Fay," the eprightly correspondent ot the Louíeville-Courier Journal, writéa trom Saratoga oí Miss'Stauffor, wbo bewitehed Mr." Tilden out ol $100,000. Having met Miss Celeste Staulfer three succcssive summers a. Richfield, and hearing each yeaf that Mr. Tilden had named her in his will, I va3 not surprised when I read fcbat he had settled öpon her $100,000. Miss Staulïor erofsed the ocean on the same steamer witli Mr. Tilden thelast time he visited Europe. It was on the rel urn trip that the hnndsome girl bewitched hini. He presentad to her a diamond br&colet said to liave cost $6,000. While Miss Staufïer was stayiris at Cranston's Mr. Tilden sent his yacht in, that she might nse itfor ire. She kepi up a correspondeuce witn Mr. 'rilden, hut I never heard it intimated that he had asked her to marry him. It always seemed more as if he had adopted her as his datighter and enjoyed making her happy by eifta and favors. Miss Stauiïer possessea all the requisites for a belle. Without being particularly Vjcnntiful, she is showy and strikmg-Iookine. She lias many adnairerS; She Wears her lovely and costly toilt'Ls as Khrmgh they were a pari of herself. Slie is finely-formed and (lancea gracefully] he is a crack tennis player, and it is said tliat she composed, as well as delivered, the reply sbe made to Res when he chose her, for queeh during the ifardi-Gras fust ivities in New Orleans twoyears ago. It requirés sonie nerve and all t In1 sust : i i 1 1 i 1 1 n qualitïes QÍ vanity for a yoiim: woröan in' private lifetoaseiimc the niiniic robes of royalty and ride through the public streeta of a large city, to be stared at by the vulv,;- crowd who, on such occasions, flock to New Orleans. She spoke last sunimer of not feeling a bit riervous when making her address. Miss Stauffer has been in (he hal)it of dividing her summèrs bet ween Richfield, Bar Harbor Her parents and brother form herparty, lier parents are very plain, uninteresting-looking poople. Hertather isa prosperoua hardware marchant in Xew Orleans, though not a nativa oí that city. She ia passing t his slimmer in Europe.

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